Question about Actiontec GT701C DSL Modem
I want to connect a 2nd computer to my GT701C, is it possible?
This is what a router does. The wire that now goes from the computer to the modem goes to the router into the port marked wan. Then you plug your computers into the ports marked lan. On a typical router you will be able to connect 4 computers. They will all be able to get out to the internet and will be able to see and share files from each other. You should be able to find a router for $20-$40. Then you will want to figure out where to run the wires so you know if you need to buy cables and what length they need to be.
If you want to spend a bit more money you can go wireless. This will mean buyng a wireless router instead of a wired. (the wireless does wifi and still has the 4 wired ports) and then you will need a wifi network card for each computer. Most laptops have wifi built in so no need to buy anything for them. Wifi is nice as you don't have cables to worry about or trip over and you can move around the house. If you have a laptop you can wander around the yard. Very nice to go out and watch movies etc in the back yard some days.
So to get a wired setup you wil need a wired router, and two cables. For wireless you need a wireless router and wifi cards for each device if not equipped. The wired setup is faster and cheaper but more of a fixed location setup. The wifi seup costs a bit more, is about 1/2 to 2/3 the speed but gives you a bit of freedom to change or move.
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